The key to light and creamy mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving

This recipe is part of our Guide to Classic Thanksgiving, a collection of simple recipes for timeless holiday dishes to make this year and for years to come.

Buttery, fluffy mashed potatoes are an essential part of Thanksgiving. Russet potatoes make light mashed potatoes, to play better with the rest of the rich holiday dishes on the table. Buttermilk also keeps the potatoes light, but you can swap in sour cream, crème fraîche or heavy cream, if you like.

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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 8